DeDee Nathan

DeDee Nathan
Medal record
Women’s Heptathlon
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Havana Heptathlon
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Mar del Plata Heptathlon

LeShundra "DeDee" Nathan (born April 20, 1968, in Birmingham, Alabama) is a retired heptathlete from the United States, who won the gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba. She is a two-time U.S. champion (2000 and 2001) and the 1999 World Indoor pentathlon gold medalist. She attended high school at South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana and later on graduated from Indiana University.

She was the winner of the 1999 Hypo-Meeting, but placed only twelfth the following year.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 1st Heptathlon
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 8th Pentathlon
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 17th Heptathlon
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd Heptathlon
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th Heptathlon
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 7th Pentathlon
World Championships Athens, Greece 7th Heptathlon
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 1st Pentathlon
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th Heptathlon
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th Heptathlon

Personal bests

  • 200 metres - 24.11
  • 800 metres - 2:16.01
  • 100 metres hurdles - 13.10
  • High jump - 1.81
  • Long jump - 6.59
  • Shot put - 16.06
  • Javelin throw - 50.08
  • Heptathlon - 6577

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